Manchester based Build to Rent specialist, Ascend has secured over 1,000 reservations and lettings – mainly in the Midlands and North West – since lockdown began to ease. May to July were the busiest months so far this year – with a 56% increase compared to the same period last year.
Across its customers Build to Rent schemes – including developments from Grainger, Different, Simple Life and Affinity – Ascend received 455 reservations and lettings.
“It’s incredibly encouraging to see the appetite for high-quality, aspirational rented homes, despite the coronavirus restrictions uprooting everyone’s lives significantly.”Ged McPartlin, Managing director, Ascend
Ascend also has offices in Salford, London, Liverpool, Leeds and the Midlands. They have now invested in their team with the appointment of nine new team members who are based in their Midlands and Manchester offices.
They also plan to increase their Build to Rent team with a further 30 people as their portfolio increases by the end of 2021 – to over 8,000 properties. The investment in growing Ascend’s team follows an anticipation in the growth in demand for Build to Rent homes.
“The growing Build to Rent sector, rooted in its new approach to how and why people rent, shows just how vital it is to understand what residents want from a rented home. This is at the heart of what we do at Ascend and is why we have a proven track record as a leading Build to Rent and lettings specialist.”Ged McPartlin, Managing director, Ascend
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